West Bengal govt plans to launch mobile exhibition on cyber security


The West Bengal government plans to launch a mobile exhibition on cyber security to let people know how to protect their computers, mobile phones and other such devices from malicious attackers, an official said on Friday.

Police departments and information technology (IT) departments are working together on a project where cyber security posters and models will be displayed in a large vehicle that will travel around various areas.

”Kolkata Police has made a proposal for a cyber security van. It will be executed after getting the government’s approval,” State IT Secretary Sanjay Kumar Das told reporters on the sidelines of the Cyber ​​Security Congress, a seminar organized here.

The van will be operated by the police and organizations will be able to book it, said Additional Commissioner of Police Hari Kishore Kusumakar.

A Kolkata Police official, however, said such details would be decided in due course.

“The state government is taking a number of steps to create cyber security awareness and we support these efforts,” said Sushobhan Mukherjee, chairman of the Infosec Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to cyber security, which organized the seminar.

Speaking at the programme, Minister of State for IT Babul Supriyo praised those working in the field of cyber security and said that what these people are doing in the digital domain, the police and firemen are doing the same task in the real world.

“We have to enter the digital world in light of the vulnerabilities we see in several global institutions that have been hacked,” Supriyo said.

According to available data, India reported 52,974 incidents of cybercrime in 2021, which is almost six percent more than the previous year.

The Infosec Foundation had organized such a cyber security congress earlier in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi in August and September.

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